Each time, when a new Ransomware infection enters the Cyber scene, is the main concern of the users, whether they can or not restoring the affected files. If you have been infected with the Locked-in Ransomware , you can breathe easier: free to decrypt the files that were encrypted by this infection. Therefore, there is no need to follow the instructions of the Ransomware, when it prompts you to pay the ransom. In this description we give more information about the program itself, and you can remove it from your computer. Because you should do that before you decrypt your files.
First user should get clarity about how this infection is spread, so they can avoid similar invaders in the future. According to our investigation, Locked-in Ransomware about spam E-mails should be disseminated. This means that the program is not in your computer can get in, unless you allow it. Of course, we know that you would download the Ransomware installer not if you knew what holds them for you. Therefore, it is obvious that the main installer file as something else is presented. And it’s much easier to go after ordinary computer users, as one would assume.
For example, some spam emails as invoices from online stores could be issued. You could even pretend to contain reports from a financial institution and pushing to open the message and download the attachment. Here, your alarm bells should ring but. The function for file attachments is prone to exploitation by third parties, so that reputable online stores and financial institutions refrain from sending information in file attachments. It is far more likely that you can see your invoice in a text or HTML view of the communication itself, rather than in a separate file.
And if you still think that you need to download any attachment, you can scan it with a security application before you open it. If you but have hastily downloaded something and running this file, it is not surprising that the Locked-in Ransomware or something similar in your system has found. Worse still is that there are very likely even more potential threats on your computer, you do not realize but because the Ransomware program has fully taken in fitting your attention. In any case you should look, if you get rid of this infection, other unwanted applications.
Because the Locked-in Ransomware is now on your computer, you have probably noticed that you cannot open most of your commonly used files. After installing this Ransomware program uses the AES-256 encryption, to attack a number of files and encrypt. Some of the extensions in affected are .pxf, .dst, .eps, .cdr, .pmd,. ai, .txt, .qbw,. QBB, .qbb. QBW. PCS. JPG, .tlg, .ecw, .pdf. DBF. PDF and many others. After encryption, the Ransomware appends a random extension on the file in question. For example, in our case, our files have received the extension dK6kNlbYnmZD. The program deletes itself after the start itself and displays a ransom demand.
The ransom note stating that all your files have been blocked and that you now have 15 days to make the payment. You will receive a unique ID that the cybercriminals to supposedly help to identify you when you pay the ransom, the infection and you will be prompted to buy Bitcoins. Like most Ransomware infections the Locked-in Ransomware only accepts payments in Bitcoins, and although you should pay 1 BTC, to restore your files. Keep in mind that currently 1 Bitcoin is nearly 765 euro, i.e. the people behind this infection to take out clearly.
As already mentioned, there is no need to pay the ransom because the files can be decoded for free. Need to look only for “Locked-in Ransomware decrypt” on the Internet, and you will be redirected to sites that deal exclusively with decryption tools.
That is not all, however. Forget not the remaining files of the Locked-in Ransomware and other potential threats on your computer. Not just there let them. Although it is always possible to manually remove malware, we strongly advise you to invest, which automatically stops the Locked-in Ransomware in a security tool. In addition, one such computer security tool would help you to protect your system from other threats.
How to remove the Locked-in Ransomware
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Locked-in Ransomware Behavior
- Changes user's homepage
- Locked-in Ransomware Shows commercial adverts
- Shows Fake Security Alerts, Pop-ups and Ads.
- Redirect your browser to infected pages.
- Distributes itself through pay-per-install or is bundled with third-party software.
- Installs itself without permissions
- Integrates into the web browser via the Locked-in Ransomware browser extension
Locked-in Ransomware effected Windows OS versions
- Windows 1020%
- Windows 831%
- Windows 725%
- Windows Vista3%
- Windows XP21%
Locked-in Ransomware Geography
Eliminate Locked-in Ransomware from Windows
Delete Locked-in Ransomware from Windows XP:
- Click on Start to open the menu.
- Select Control Panel and go to Add or Remove Programs.
- Choose and remove the unwanted program.
Remove Locked-in Ransomware from your Windows 7 and Vista:
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Move to Uninstall a program
- Right-click on the unwanted app and pick Uninstall.
Erase Locked-in Ransomware from Windows 8 and 8.1:
- Right-click on the lower-left corner and select Control Panel.
- Choose Uninstall a program and right-click on the unwanted app.
- Click Uninstall .
Delete Locked-in Ransomware from Your Browsers
Locked-in Ransomware Removal from Internet Explorer
- Click on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
- Go to Advanced tab and click Reset.
- Check Delete personal settings and click Reset again.
- Click Close and select OK.
- Go back to the Gear icon, pick Manage add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions, and delete unwanted extensions.
- Go to Search Providers and choose a new default search engine
Erase Locked-in Ransomware from Mozilla Firefox
- Enter „about:addons“ into the URL field.
- Go to Extensions and delete suspicious browser extensions
- Click on the menu, click the question mark and open Firefox Help. Click on the Refresh Firefox button and select Refresh Firefox to confirm.
Terminate Locked-in Ransomware from Chrome
- Type in „chrome://extensions“ into the URL field and tap Enter.
- Terminate unreliable browser extensions
- Restart Google Chrome.
- Open Chrome menu, click Settings → Show advanced settings, select Reset browser settings, and click Reset (optional).